The Legends of Moonie Jarl
Available September 1
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please note that this video may contain names, images and voices of people who have passed away.

The Legends of Moonie Jarl

Watch the story of The Fire Bird which tells how the fearless firebird flew high enough to reach the sun to bring fire to the people.

The book tells the traditional stories and legends of the Butchulla people, the Indigenous people of Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast, Queensland. It was first published in 1964 and was written and illustrated by siblings Moonie Jarl (Wilf Reeves) and Wandi (Olga Miller).  In this book you will learn how the wallaby got its pouch, how the boomerang was invented, how the swan stretched its neck and why the flying fox hangs upside down.

Indigenous Literacy Day is proudly presented by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a charity with a vision of equity of opportunity for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in remote Australia.

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